How to Unite in a Time of Division, especially with those different than us.

We live in a time of division

People are tying to create rifts, or further the rifts, between colors and classes. We’re different, but we’re really the same.

I’ve been blessed to visit several places. From Eastern Europe, South East Asia, and Western Europe to name a few.

People are different.

Languages are different. Customs and diet are different. How someone look can be different, too. Other nations have different needs than we do in America.

People are really the same.

It doesn’t matter what country you’re from, or what you look like, we’re basically the same. We have problems. We have good days and bad. We love our families and want the best for them.

You can connect with people different than you.

I’ve stayed in homes of total strangers on the other side of the world. They’ve treated me like family. I’ve played and laughed with children from orphanages in Asia. I love them like my own children. I’ve broken bread with red, yellow, black, and white.

Yes, we’re different, but we are all part of the human race.

Maybe you’ll never travel abroad, but there are a variety of people around you. Stop focusing on how different you are. Yes, we can celebrate differences. Let’s not divide because of our differences. There is so much we can learn from one another.

We are all part of one puzzle. The closer we are together, the more beautiful life will be.

Psalm 133:1, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”


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